Nissan’s headquarters in Tennessee was abuzz with girls and technology as the company held an open house, in partnership with Microsoft’s DigiGirlz project, to showcase Nissan’s technology and encourage young women to get involved.

Find out more about the DigiGirlz event here.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

3 thoughts on “Nissan and Microsoft hold open house for DigiGirlz at Nissan USA HQ”

  1. I don’t understand the push with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) jobs? If you don’t naturally like these types of fields and disciplines you probably are not going to end up having a job in that field.

    You can’t force kids or people to do jobs they don’t actually want to do. Of course a lot of people end up with jobs they hate anyway! πŸ™‚

    1. I think the idea behind programs like these is to show kids that there is more to it than they might have thought. I know when I was younger and starting college, I thought there were basically three jobs in IT: computer nerd, management for computer nerds, and Radio Shack. I would have never have thought of automotive or any of the other of the thousands of industries in which geeks are needed. πŸ™‚

      1. I guess that makes sense Aaron. Keep in mind technology has changed a lot in a relatively short period of time. There are a lot more jobs in IT and tech nowadays than when you graduated college I assume.

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